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Peregrine Information in Early July

Grownup peregrine at Monaca-East Rochester Bridge, 8 July 2024 (picture by Jeff Cieslak)

9 July 2024

July is often a boring month for peregrines in Pittsburgh. It’s scorching. Nest duties are over. The adults are molting. However this week there are two bits of stories.

Monaca-East Rochester Bridge:

On Monday morning, 8 July, Jeff Cieslak checked for peregrines alongside the Ohio River and stopped by the Monaca-East Rochester Bridge. He often seems on the Monaca (south) facet however yesterday he checked East Rochester (north) as effectively. There he discovered two fledglings and one grownup, pictured right here.

Juvie peregrine flying in, shouting, on the Monaca-East Rochester Bridge, 8 July 2024 (picture by Jeff Cieslak)
Juvie peregrine touchdown on the Monaca-East Rochester Bridge, 8 July 2024 (picture by Jeff Cieslak)

The Monaca fledglings look like about 4-5 weeks youthful than these at Pitt, placing their hatch date in late Could and egg laying in mid-to-late April. Such a late nest makes me marvel if the primary nest failed or if there was upheaval at this web site with a change of companions that took till April to quiet down. We’ll by no means know.

Cathedral of Studying: What was she taking a look at?

Carla on digital camera, 7 July 2024, 5:58pm (picture from the Nationwide Aviary snapshot digital camera at Univ of Pittsburgh)

On Sunday 7 July Carla visited the nest from 5:08p to 7:36pm. In that 90 minute interval she was very alert when jumped she as much as the snapshot digital camera. I ponder what she was taking a look at.

p.s. You’ll discover Carla’s feathers aren’t significantly easy. She’s molting.

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